image0255Here at Madison Dental, we are dedicated to helping our patients prevent migraines.

A migraine is a severe, painful headache that can be accompanied by other sensory warning signs. While no one knows exactly what causes migraines, a variety of things can trigger them. Lights, sounds, certain foods, medical conditions or personal habits play a role for many people. Migraines bring with them excruciating pain and can last for hours or even days.

Sometimes a migraine is brought on by someone clenching or grinding their teeth, which creates a lot of tension in the muscles around the head and neck region. This is called bruxism. Most people don’t even know they’re clenching and grinding their teeth because they do it while they’re sleeping at night. We can tell if someone is grinding or clenching by the amount of wear we see on someone’s teeth.

There are treatments available to prevent this strain on the muscle and prevent migraines before they occur. These treatments entail wearing a type of bite guard or occlusal guard that fits over your natural teeth. There are different types, materials and designs to suit your specific situation.

If you suffer from migraines or tension headaches, please schedule an appointment right away. We have helped many patients get relief, and we can help you get relief too.

If you have any questions about preventing migraines or our devices, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (281) 397-0311.